Sure, I suppose it would also be good for testing nuclear bombs. Katowice is a horrible, grim place - and you're not going to attract talented people there unless you offer them high, high salaries. I know at least three people who have refused (better) jobs there because - it's Katowice.
I would say the location is less of an issue, given that computer programming is something you can easily do telecommuting.
Telecommuting isn't always desirable for programming. If it was, then he would have already identified that as being an option.
typical nonsense you'd expect from D
I don't see people queuing up to live in Katowice, do you? It simply isn't attractive for people who can work in Wroclaw, Krakow, Poznan or Warsaw instead. Why the hell would anyone with fairly desirable skills willingly want to work in Katowice, unless the money was incredibly attractive? The place is a depressing dump.
(speaking of which - I know one rather big IT company that's about to close their Katowice branch and move entirely to Poznan - why? Because they can't get the best to work in Katowice).
Poland is a small country, one time zone, you can drive from one end to the next within a day, why create artificial limitations? It's the 21st century after all.
There are also many drawbacks - it's much harder to create team spirit through telecommuting, IT guys often have all sorts of added perks at work (one example - the geeks demanded a ping-pong table and got it) - on the whole, it depends very much on specifics. You also don't necessarily want to hire younger people to work at home as they might not be disciplined enough outside of an office environment.
If it was so great, then companies would have thoroughly embraced it. But - not everyone has the talent for telecommuting.
to be perfectly honest, though, PF is a very poor choice for sourcing market research. you can't be serious about opening a business if that's where you're looking for information.
Well yes, especially when you're relying on the knowledge of people who live in America and have no idea about what's going on in Poland.
Says a Scotish English teacher, who's been living in Poland since 3 years and can't put together more than few words in Polish. Hilarious :))
Ahaha. And you are, exactly? Oh wait..you're village dwelling PiS voting Polonia.